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Hip Replacement Surgery: What A Patient Needs To Know

Posted by on Nov 22, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Hip Replacement Surgery: What A Patient Needs To Know

Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in people over the age of 65, and the hip is one of the most commonly affected sites of injury. When conservative treatment options fail to alleviate pain and dysfunction, hip replacement surgery or total hip arthroplasty (THA) can cure these symptoms. There is an abundance of […]

Achilles Tendon Injuries

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Achilles Tendon Injuries

Mobile, Alabama native Demarcus Cousins was trying to rebound his missed free throw last January, came down hard on his heel, felt severe pain, and collapsed on the court. The New Orleans Pelicans star had just ruptured his Achilles’ tendon, and underwent surgical repair 5 days later. Now ten months into his rehab, Cousins is […]

When is it Safe to Play My Sport After An Orthopaedic Injury?

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in Dr Robert S Wolf, Orthopedic Surgeon | No Comments
When is it Safe to Play My Sport After An Orthopaedic Injury?

Jordan Burroughs, former NCAA wrestling champion from Nebraska and 2012 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling for the USA, was preparing for the 2013 world championships in Budapest when he broke his ankle.  Just four weeks later, after having a surgery to stabilize the fracture with a plate and screws, he won the world freestyle […]

Weight Training Injuries to the Shoulder

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Weight Training Injuries to the Shoulder

Many of us are now trying to fulfill New Years resolutions to become more physically fit and healthy – and this probably involves strength training in some form.  Weight training has become increasingly popular in the recreational athlete population over the past 10-15 years.  Some sources claim that 4 million people participate in crossfit workouts, […]

Dangerous Sports Injuries: Knee Dislocations

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Dangerous Sports Injuries: Knee Dislocations

Last week during the Chicago Bears – New Orleans Saints football game, Bears’ tight end Zach Miller suffered a devastating knee injury while catching a touchdown pass.  Replays showed the gruesome nature of this injury, as his knee contorted into unnatural positions when he landed in the end zone.  Miller underwent emergency surgery in New […]

Is it fractured or broken? Sprained, strained, or torn?

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Dr Robert S Wolf, Orthopedic Surgeon | No Comments
Is it fractured or broken? Sprained, strained, or torn?

Is it fractured or broken? Sprained, strained, or torn? A basic explanation of musculoskeletal injuries and how they are best treated. Orthopaedic injuries – injuries to the musculoskeletal system – are the primary medical issues seen in sports medicine and one of the main reasons for hospital ER visits. What are the basics that patients […]

ACL Injuries in Kids: What A Parent Needs to Know

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
ACL Injuries in Kids: What A Parent Needs to Know

Robert S Wolf MD Sports participation by children and adolescents has become increasingly intense and focused over the past three decades.  Associated with this elevated level of sports specificity and training potency has been an increased frequency of injuries previously seen primarily in adult athletes.  Stress fractures, ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries of the elbow, […]

Faith in Medicine

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | One Comment
Faith in Medicine

I was recently blessed to spend time with some physicians whose faith has driven them to great personal sacrifice for the welfare of others. We are overwhelmed with information glamorizing the pursuit of personal pleasure, self-glorification, and material gain. I wanted to share this experience on my website because we don’t hear enough about people […]

Which Physical Therapy Clinic Should I Use?

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Which Physical Therapy Clinic Should I Use?

Successful recovery from orthopaedic injuries, whether treated with or without surgery, is highly dependent on appropriate rehabilitation protocols. Factors such as strength, flexibility, biomechanical stability of injured structures, proprioception or balance, and pain must be evaluated and modified to obtain ideal function. While appropriately-educated patients can often perform basic rehab requirements with minimal guidance, more […]

Youth Sports Injuries

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Youth Sports Injuries

Fall is here and youth sports are going full throttle. With the increased specialization and focused intensity that has occurred over the past 20 years in amateur athletics, injuries have also increased, particularly over-use injuries. Approximately 30 million children participate in organized sports, with about 1/3 sustaining injuries requiring medical treatment. According to one recent […]